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5 Ayurvedic Tips During COVID-19
Written by Lorilee Gillmore
Hello, my sweet Metta family. I wanted to offer some Ayurvedic tips for navigating the current
state that we find ourselves in. Here are a few tips to stay safe and healthy according to Ayurveda.
The most important tip I can give is to stay calm. It is times like these that we put our yoga practice
into place. It is not what we do on the mat but what we take off the mat and the way that our practices
impact our lives. So I want to encourage all of you to use all of the techniques that you have been
taught at the studio to stay calm. That is going to act as the biggest immune system booster of all.
We know that viruses settle in the sinuses and the throat. You may notice that when some you begin
to feel like you are coming down with something it may start in the back of your sinuses, or you may
feel like you have a sore throat or perhaps your chest feels heavy. We want to address those areas
of the body to kick the virus or bacteria out of our system.
Tip #1- Right now doing some deep breathing exercises to clean out the lower lungs and strengthen
the diaphragm is very important. An easy exercise that you can do to take your index fingers and partially
close your nostril flairs 1/2-3/4 of the way. Then inhale deeply and retain the breath for a moment.
Release the nostrils and exhale through the nose. You can do this 8-10 times to both strengthen and
clean your lungs. Eventually building up to 5 rounds of 10.
Tip#2 Oil your nostrils! In Ayurveda, this is a treatment called Nasya. You can use sesame oil,
ghee (clarified butter) or and ayurvedic oil called Nasya oil. Wash your hands and put a few
drops of oil in your palm and then use the pinky of the opposite hand to rub the oil all around the
insif=de of your nostrils. Then wash your hands again before touching anything. This is actually good
to do all the time, year-round. This protects us from breathing in viruses, pollen, and bacteria.
I ALWAYS oil my nose before boarding a plane as I do not want to breathe all of that recycled air.
But during this time, I oil my nose before leaving the house and have both my son and husband
do the same.
Tip #3 Gargle with salt and turmeric. If there are any unwelcome visitors in your throat then doing
a daily, or if you have to work somewhere with the general public do it twice a day. Turmeric is
a natural antimicrobial-It kills viruses, it is also an antibiotic and aids in digestion, along with a host
of other benefits. Mix one teaspoon of each turmeric and salt into a cup of warm water and stir until
blended then gargle. You will want to brush your teeth afterward as the turmeric can stain.
Also cooking with turmeric is fantastic right now. So if you love a good curry, go for it.
Tip #4 Be asleep by 10 and get up with or before the sun. This is SO important! There are so many
studies that are now proving what Ayurveda has taught for thousands of years. Living in line with
circadian boosts the immune system. Our overall health will improve by being asleep during the
critical times of 10 PM to 2 AM and waking up with the chickens. If you do wake up with or just
before sunrise you will also have sustained energy throughout the day.
The last tip is to drink a type of tea called tulsi also known as holy basil. In Ayurveda, it is known as the
queen of all herbs because he has so many benefits. One of the main benefits is that improves
respiratory health, in a really big way. It is also reduces stress. It is a delicious drink that I have
been drinking every day for years. You can easily find it at Sprouts or Whole food or online.
Please if you have any questions feel free to email Lorilee at email@example.com.
We will look at the reason sleep is so hard to come by, do's and don'ts of a sleep routine, foods, and herbs that encourage sleep, sleep patterns according to dosha and how to bring it all into balance.
Zuzana was asked to record a virtual yoga class for Ingleside elementary school in Arcadia. This is a great way to keep the kiddos entertained and active while they're stuck at home.
Lorilee discovered that the Metta boutique bags are made of a material that resembles that of medical-grade masks! The synthetic material has the correct weave to help block harmful pathogens, plus, they can easily be washed. CLICK HERE for step-by-step instructions to create your own mask - no sewing machine necessary.
To help you kick off a new routine (attending our LIVE-ONLINE CLASSES) while staying connected with your loved ones, we're excited to launch the Quaran-Team Yoga Buddy program.
1. PURCHASE YOUR PROGRAM:
A. ARE YOU A YEARLY/MONTHLY MEMBER?
Use your normal pricing option to participate
B. NOT A MEMBER?
Buy for yourself and your buddy 30 days for $49 HERE
covering you both! Do your math: for $49 you and your buddy
can both get 1 month of unlimited membership.
2. nominate your yoga buddy:
Invite one or more buddies to join you for the Quaran-team.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know
that you'll participate and who your buddy is,
so we apply the class credit for them.
3. BOOK & ATTEND YOUR CLASSES!
Enjoy the 30 days at your leisure with recorded or live classes.
You can start immediately. We host 3 live classes on zoom
every day. You can both tune in from your phone, tablet, or
computer from anywhere in the world.
4. QUESTIONS?! email@example.com
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